With no airport on the island of Petite Martinique, the only way to get there is to sail. For some people, this is a challenge they accept by chartering a yacht and sailing themselves. For others, its an excuse to spend some time aboard a local ferry.
Osprey Express is a locally owned ferry service which offers transportation between Petite Martinique, Grenada, and Carriacou. The ferries can seat anywhere from 80 to 100 passengers at one time in ether the covered, air conditioned cabin or out on the sun deck, and freight transport is available as well.
Check the following chart for ferry details.
|Petite Martinique||Petite Martinique|
Travel time between Grenada and Carriacou is 120 minutes, then it takes another 90 minutes to get to Petite Martinique. The cost is $31 for adults, $19 for children between the ages of five and 12, and $4(USD) for children under five to sail from Grenada to Carriacou, and on to Petite Martinique is an additional $8 for adults, $4 for children between five and 12, and $2(USD) for those under five.
While the schedule may change at the discretion of the company, typical schedules allow the ferry to depart from Grenada to Carriacou at 9:00 a.m. every day of the week, returning at 3:30 p.m. every day. From Carriacou to Petite Martinique, the ferry leaves at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the return trip leaves from Petite Martinique at 7:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|Carriacou||Petite Martinique Dock||Carriacou Postal Pier||Osprey Express||5 to 6 days per week|
|Saint George's||Petite Martinique Dock||Osprey Ferry Dock Grenada||Osprey Express||5 to 6 days per week|
While traveling by ferry may not be the fastest or even the most convenient way to travel, it is a great way to begin a relaxing getaway and take in the sites you might otherwise have not been able to see.
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